Goa has long been a meeting (or is it clashing?) point of global cultures. At a home party in January 2012, these are the unusual sounds we came across at Stalin and Jessica's home. First, the rain-maker is a Malaysian thick yellow bamboo stalk, into which nails and pebbles are filled. Next come even more unusual sounds from across the globe... Stalin explains that the percussion instrument is a non-traditional one "invented" by some Swiss friends (and called a 'Harm'). Check the... Topics: goa, music, non-traditional instruments, invented instruments, baga
byDr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
Social anthropologist Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes talks on the topic of her research, colonialism, migration and the international Catholic Goan community, at a function held at St Xavier's College, Mapusa, Goa (India) on January 11, 2012. Topics: migration, goa, india, catholic, international goan migration, mapusa, stella mascarenhas-keyes
Prominent researcher in Goan migration, Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, did some of the first detailed academic research (infact, her PhD) on Goan migration. She was down in Goa recently, and she spoke to researchers and students of the Goa University and St Xavier's College (Mapusa). Topics: migration, goa, india, catholic, international goan migration, mapusa, stella mascarenhas-keyes,...
byLaunch function of book recorded by Frederick Noronha
Recording of the release of a new book *Veni, Vidi... Goa: Travellers' Views of Goa, Ancient and Modern* by Luis S.R. Vas. Published by the Centro de Estudios Indo-Portugueses Voicuntrao Dempo/Vaikunthrao Dempo Centre for Indo-Portuguese Studies. ISBN 978-93-80837-22-2 Topics: book, luis santa rita vas, goa, india, former portuguese colony, writing, functions, book releases,...
Comments from the jury and others of a 2011-2012 short story competition held in Goa, at the Fundacao Orient. January 28, 2012. The programme begins with a welcome by Fundacao Oriente delegate in India Eduardo Kol de Carvalho. Novelist-editor-writer Victor Rangel-Ribeiro talks about the 20th century birth of Goan writing in English. He traces the birth of novels in English, and more. Author Dr Maria Aurora Couto introduces the panel of judges. Konkani novelist and writer Damodar Mauzo shares... Topics: short story, goa, 2012, fundacao oriente, victor rangel-ribeiro, goan writing in english, jose...
Hapee de Groot tells Frederick Noronha (FN), during his recent India visit, about the importance of open data. He is webmaster, database engineer, CMS professional and Policy Officer at Hivos in Amsterdam. Topics: open data, hapee de groot, hivos, amsterdam, perspective
Fontainhas Panjim-based singer-guitarist keeps alive the music of another era in this former Portuguese colony. Here, he sings in Portuguese (including Brasilian), Konkani, Italian and Spanish . Contact Chico on +91-832-2222052 or +91-9823525063 Topics: music, goa, luso, portuguese, konkani, italian, spanish, chico fonseca, fontainhas
Dr Pramod Kale [ pram2124 at gmail.com ] is a Pune-based Sanskrit, Marathi and Hindi scholar, specialised in the field of Indian drama. He has a PhD from Wisconsin, and his teaching experience at U/Minneasota. Besides that he was perhaps the first to write a lengthy, academic paper on the then much-derided Goan tiatr. The paper [http://www.jstor.org/pss/4376359] was published in the prestigious Economic & Political Weekly, and probably changed the way how the tiatr was perceived by local... Topics: research, goa, former portuguese colonies, india
An interview with Regina Malanda, the Zambian deputy editor of The New African magazine, published from London. The interview was conducted at Doha, Qatar. Topics: the new african, regina malanda, magazines, alternative media
A conversation with Konkani poet Ramesh Veluskar, where he explains his work and inspirations. Recorded by FN on January 27, 2012 at the Kala Academy, Panjim. Topics: goa, konkani, poet, Ramesh Veluskar, author, writer, interviews, word-profile
Jug Suraiya ... journalist, author and columnist (on his latest book *JS & The Times of My Life*. On October 30, 2011 at the International Centre, Goa. Mr. Suraiya reads from his latest book -- J S & The Times of my life published by Westland in June 2011. Jug Suraiya is a journalist with The Times of India. He began his writing career first with the iconic Junior Statesman. His memories -- both humorous and nostalgic -- pepper the pages of this unforgettable book by a writer who has... Topics: india, media, journalist, js, junior statesman, calcutta, kolkatta, youth magazine, jug suraiya
This is a just-published (Dec 2011) book for children from Goa, India. Immerse yourself in the cultural celebration of the wedding of the frogs through the satirical wit and brilliance of Dr Manoharrai Sardessai's poetry. In *Bebeanchem Kazar*, a time-honoured poem for the young and the old, the poet embraces aspects of Goan culture and politics ... An introduction to the book, and a reading from it, at the Goa University international seminar on Dec 20, 2011 (Arts Faculty Auditorium) where it... Topics: children's writing, Goa, India, reading, educational, local cultures, western coastal India, former...
During a noisy evening session at the Cafe Prakash in Panjim (Goa), returned expat Mario Fernandes explains about how he struck roots back in Goa, after his family was out of the region for a century or more of migration. Some unusual ideas, and fascinating results received from consistent work in the village areas of Goa.(The interview ends with one of the Cafe Prakash regulars asking Mario if he was undergoing a confession! Cafe Prakash is considered to be the "unofficial press... Topics: goa, villages, drama, culture, music, sports, mario fernandes, pomburpa spring festival, divar...
Traditional coppersmiths of Mapusa, a town in North Goa, the former Portuguese colony in India, talk about their craft, and trying times. Conversation in Konkani. Contributions by Domnic Fernandes (author of Domnic's Goa) Topics: coppersmiths, goa, mapusa, konkani interviews, domnic fernandes
Prof Bahru Zewde is editor of the Africa Review of Books, and was on the think tank called the Forum for Social Studies. He is also professor emeritus of history at Addis Ababa. In this recording, with Frederick Noronha, he talks about Ethiopia-India links. Topics: ethiopia, india, history, bahru zewde
Goa-based IIT-educated engineer Rui Lobo prefers to keep aside his prestigious engineering degree and create music. Or teach it to the young. Rui is the moving spirit behind the Guitar Guild Goa. Below are some of his creations. Topics: guitar, goa, rui lobo, guitar guild goa, music, luso-influenced music, asia, western music in asia,...
Canada-based Goan author Mel D'Souza talks about his book and work... mel.dsouza at sympatico.ca Mel traces his roots to Saligao, Goa, and is also an artist. See this article on him here http://www.downhomelife.com/article.php?id=483 Topics: canada, goan author, writing, authors, expats, newfoundland, goan writing in english, memoirs,...
Retired principal of the prestigious Sophia's College in Bombay, Sr Karuna Mary Braganza, makes some outspoken points at a talk at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research on November 18, 2011. Sr Braganza is a prominent educationist in India, and has also worked with tribals and others. Topics: sophia's college, educationist, religious, nun, sr mary braganza, catholic
The January 13, 2012 tragedy saw the Miami-based Carnival Corp's cruise vessel Costa Concordia being wrecked in Europe. As many as 53 crewmembers were from Goa, India. They returned home to offer prayers and thanksgiving for emerging safe (one Goan-origin youth, based in Mumbai or Bombay, was still untraced though), and talk of their issues and concerns. Also a recording of a Mass in Konkani. The cruise staff talk about the difficulties they face (in documentation and banking remittances), and... Topics: goa, costa concordia, crew, salcete, bambolim cross, thanksgiving, survivors, cruise ship
Jeffrey A. Manuel, the former station director of Radio Indigo (Goa) and current managing partner of The Market ("we'll find the market for you"), talks to students at the Pilar College on Feb 23, 2012 about the television and radio scene in Goa and the rest of India... Topics: radio, television, india, goa, jeffrey a manuel, the market, talk to students
An audio report of the Get Graphic workshop, held on July 10, 2012 at the Goa Central Library, Panjim, Goa, India. It was held at the Audio-visual Hall at the new Central Library building in Patto, Panjim on Tuesday, June 10 at 5pm.Organised by: Aniruddha Sen Gupta, 1016, Muddo vaddo, Carona, Bardez, Goa 403 523 Tel: +91-832-2289883, 2293766 Topics: comics, goa, konkani, graphic books, goawriters, aniruddha sen gupta, panjim, central library
Cookbook author and promoter of Goan food, Edna Fernandes grew up in Bombay. But she took her love of the Goan cuisine all the way to Toronto and the northern hemisphere of America. Not just that, she even sells Goan pickles via cyberpost and post today. Topics: pickles, goan cuisine, edna fernandes, indian food, spicy pickles, tropical food, former portuguese...
LUCIO RODRIGUES (1916-73) was one of the few outstanding Konkani essayists. An authority on Goan folklore, he contributed several articles in English and Konkani to various periodicals and broadcast many talks. Besides serving as Professor of English in colleges in Bombay and Goa, he was Visiting Professor of Folklore at Indian University in 1969. Rodrigues' essays in English and the English translations of his Konkani essays were posthumously published under the titles *Of Soil and Soul* and... Topics: goa, portuguese tradition, folk music, mando, dulpod, talk-cum-programme
Dr Brij Kothari is Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, Schwab Social Entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow. He is also president of PlanetRead, whose goal is an ambitious "literacy for a million". PlanetRead has offices in Pondicherry, India and Piedmont, California... Here he talks about his project which uses simple technology and non-complex ideas to reinforce reading skills among neo-literates. Topics: literacy, functional literacy, india, ahmedabad, same-language subtitling
The Dr Ribeiro Goan School alumni/alumnae held their second annual reunion at the Bom Jesu Basilica, Old Goa, Goa on January 26, 2016. This is a recording of the religious event and Mass. Topics: nairobi, alumni, goa, dr ribeiro goan school, old goa, bom jesu, jan 26 2016, drgs
Braz Menezes, based in Canada, has set his first novel (part of a trilogy) in Goa and Kenya. It's called *Just Matata: Sin, Saints and Settlers*. Matata is Swahili for "trouble", as Chico discovers in 1928, after jumping ship on a journey from India to Africa. More from the book's (ISBN 978-0-9877963-0-1) blurb: "With some skills and much sweat, he (Chico) navigates the channels open to him under the segregated colonial structure of Kenya, while doing all to keep his heritage... Topics: goa, novel, just matata, braz menezes, canadian writing, canadian-goans, emigration, kenya, africa,...
byTalk by Sidh Mendiratta, recorded by Frederick FN Noronha.
The abandonment of Old Goa was a very long process, says architect Sidh Mendiratta of Portugal. There was also a systematic dismantling of buildings there by the Church and State authorities, over a long period of time. He describes the Gracias-Vassalo e Silva plan of 1961 -- "the most comprehensive and consequential initiative to date" for the conservation of the buildings and ruins of this old colonial capital -- and offers new ideas on oportunities regarding heritage issues in Old... Topics: old goa, archaeology, conservation, architects, vassalo e silva, musealisation
Canada-based expat Mel D'Souza talks about his experience in publishing a Goa-related book. Feasts, Feni and Firecrackers Mel D'Souza's book focuses on his schooldays in the late 40's and early 50''s. Writer/cartoonist Mel D'Souza was born in Dar es Salaam in 1937 and worked in Caltex 1953-71. He is married to Lineth and they have two children, Helen and Gillian, and two grandchildren. He has been in Canada since 1971 and traces his Goan roots to Saligao. More on him here:... Topics: goa, books, expat writers, authors, mel d'souza, goan, writing on goa, diaspora experiences
Bonaventure D'Pietro (Bonaventure Peter Fernandes), Konkani writer and novelist, talks about his work and his art at a "Borovpiak Bhett" (Meet The Writer) programme held at the Tiatr Akademi, Goa in Panjim on January 27, 2012. D'Pietro is the author fo the novella *Tera Numbrachi Kottri* (1976), and the novels *Kallea Vistadachi Choli* (1972), *Clara* (1972), *Mhojea Paicho Fondd* Part I and II (1974), *From Goa With Love* (1975), among others. Topics: writing, novels, Konkani, Goa, romans, bonaventure d'pietro
Dr Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda is a priest-and-researcher who did his PhD on Goan writing in Portuguese. His thesis is titled Literatura Indo-Portuguesa dos Seculos XIX e XX: Um Estudo de Temas Principais no Contexto Socio-Historico. Dr Miranda explains what his thesis -- soon to come out as a book -- looked at, and the issues that Indo-Portuguese writing throws up, as seen by him. Topics: goa, research, goan writing in portuguese, 19th century, 20th century, eufemiano de jesus miranda
byThe Stuti Choral Ensemble, Goa and MLS' Baroque Ensemble (String and Flute). Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
The Stuti Choral Ensemble of Goa performs under the direction of Miguel Cotta, LTCL, and piano accompaniment by Pearl Viegas, ATCL, and the MLS' Baroque Ensemble (Strings & Flute) led by Ashley do Rego, LTCL. Performance recorded on Sunday, September 25, 2011, with permission from Dr Eufemiano Miranda. Topics: goa, choral, ensemble, stuti, miguel cotta, choral ensemble, classical, western, konkani, folk
Recordings from a programme held on December 18, 2011, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the end of Portuguese rule in Goa. Organised as part of the wider Goa 1961 And Beyond converence (organised jointly by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study-Shimla, Goa University-Goa, and Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra-Portugal). This function was held at the Maquinez Palace Hall, late evening. Topics: Goa, colonialism, Portuguese, testimonies, book release, goa university, iias, universidade de...
Maria Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues, a well known figure at Goa's Central Library, released her sixth book in Panjim on January 10, 2012 at the Fundacao Oriente. The book is titled *Games That We Played: Traditional Goan Sports*. In this recording of the book launch function, you can hear FundaÃ§Ã£o Oriente delegate in India Eduardo Kol de Carvalaho, Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, writer and novelist, Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, anthropologist, Mrs Julieta Andrade, an ex-teacher of the author,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: book, goa, games, sports, children, reminiscences, maria lourdes bravo da costa rodrigues
The Goa-based Xavier Centre of Historical Research and the Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr organised a national seminar 'Goa 2011, reviewing and recovering 50 years' at Alto Porvorim in end-September 2011. This seminar, intended as the first of a series of multi-disciplinary seminars on Goan themes and issues, is being convened to begin a process of self-education and knowledge-creation to comprehend how the people of this state have shaped and directed their post-colonial history and how... Topics: goa, xchr, seminar, 2011, end of portuguese rule, alto porvorim, xavier centre of historical...
A performance by the Goa University Choir at the St.Alex Church in Curtorim,Goa.The Choir was conducted by Santiago Lusardi Girelli, Music Director and conductor of the Seville Chamber Choir.It was recorded by Vince Costa. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: goauniversitychoir, choir, sacredmusic, goa, india, curtorim, music, choral
"The 17th and the 18th centuries were not that great, but the 15th and 16th centuries were full of interesting anecdotes. The spice trade was booming. The Mamluks, slave soldiers of the Muslim sultans who were converted to Islam and trained as a crack force, fought the Mongols and even defeated the crusaders. Historically, Asia and Europe were in a ferment and it was an exciting period in world history," Daruwalla, a former Indian Police Service officer, has been quoted as saying by... Topics: india, fiction, historical novel, keki daruwala, for pepper and christ, portuguese in india,...
Terry Fay SJ from the University of St Michaelâs College of the University of Toronto will tell two stories in a power-point presentation. The first story tells the changing face of Canadian spirituality, and the second story how Canadian Goans fit into Canadian spirituality. The talk reviews the changes in Canadian spirituality including Catholic social thought, education, feminism, subjective awakening, and national multiculturalism. The second story looks at how Goans through their social... Topics: goa, goans, emigration, canada, indian communities, overseas indian, xchr, history hour
Lawyer Diviya Kapur chose to trade her education at the prestigious National Law School of India University (Bangalore) with running a bookshop in Goa, India. Her ideas resulted in Literati, an innovative and well-appreciated experiment run in an old, refurbished home somewhere near the Calangute-Candolim border, along the North Goa coastal belt. Here, she talks about her priorities, what it means to run an 'indie' bookshop in Goa, and the changing scene of books in India today, from the... Topics: goa, bookshop, literati, diviya kapur, calangute, books, india, publishing, new books in india today
Recorded on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Tristao Braganca Cunha Hall, during the monthly (last Saturday) session of Ugtem Molob (Open Skies), a multilingual poets' meet in Panjim. Featured here are the readings of Ramesh Ghadi (in Konkani on the manipulations of politicians in current elections), Shakuntala Bharne (on love and politics), Lakshman Pitre (Marathi, ghazals, etc), Karan Khandeparkar, Bharat Naik (whose poems are also published in Sunaparant), Sheetal Salgaonkar (five tiny... Topics: goa, konkani, marathi, poets, english, ugtem molob
Goa was a Portuguese colony till 1961. In December that year, some 451 years of Portuguese rule ended here, following an action by the Indian Army (preceded by a campaign by freedom fighters). What was the shape of the media then? How and why did things change? What led to the demise of the Portuguese papers of the time, and the rise of a new media? Ave Cleto Afonso, who taught Philosophy for long at the Dhempe College in Panjim (Goa, India), was a journalist in the crucial period in the 1960s... Topic: goa, media, india, portuguese colony, newspapers, interview, understanding the media
byTalk by Dr Timothy Walker. Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha
Recording of a talk -- 'Crisis in Goa:The Portuguese Response to the 'Mutiny' in British-Occupied India (1857-1860)' by Timothy Walker, on Friday, 6th January at 5:30 p.m. at the premises of the Delegation of Fundação Oriente in India, Behind People's High School, Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa, India. This presentation examines the role of African conscripts in the Portuguese response to the Indian uprising of 1857, focusing on Portuguese use of these troops as a countervailing force to native... Topics: goa, portuguese colonialism, india, western coastal india, dr timothy walker, history, 19th...
Terence Jorge and team introduce the work of SPACE, the Society for Promotion of the Arts, Culture and Education, which commenced in September 2009. (This recording begins with trainee-teachers present a few minutes of drama.) The Space Theatre Ensemble (STÉ, pronounced st-ay) has done two theatre productions so far -- *For Mother Earth* (a performance of poetry that travelled to 32 venues in Goa, Mumbai and Pune and viewed by over 5000 people) and its current production titled *Creatures of... Topics: SPACE, goa, non-profits, initiatives, theatre, arts, culture, education, nirmala institute of...
AUDIO IN KONKANI LANGUAGE [This report from Miguel Braganza): Mandd Sobhann Gurkar and General Secretary of the Jagotik Konknni Songahattonn [Global Konknni Organization], Eric Ozario presented the prestigious Antonio Pereira Konknni Puroskar for lifetime contribution to promotion of Konknni language and culture to Mr Cyriaco Dias, the veteran Tiatr and Konknni film artist as well a freedom fighter. The award consists of a shawl, memento and cash Rs. 25,000/-. Cyriaco's first tiatr... Topics: konkani, awards, thomas stevens konknni kendr, dr pratap naik sj, goa, india, languages in india
It was on 2nd Feburary, 1889 that the first Konknni language periodical in the Romi script was published from Poona. Called the *Udentechem Sallok* (Lotus of the East), it was the initiative of Eduardo Jose Bruno de Souza. It started as a monthly periodical and soon changed to fortnightly. To mark the Konknni Potrokaritecho Dis (Konknni Journalism Day), the Goa-based Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) organised a panel discussion on Konknni Journalism on 2nd Feburary, 2012 at Tiatr Academy Goaâs... Topics: goa, journalism, konkani, roman script, anniversary of first konkani newspaper